BBC Pulls Ed Westwick Drama ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ Amid Rape Accusations

TheWrap | 11/10/2017 | Tony Maglio
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The BBC has pulled the upcoming Ed Westwick drama “Ordeal by Innocence” from its schedule, the broadcaster announced Friday.

Additionally, the independent production company behind his “White Gold” series for the network said the actor has “paused from filming” in the wake of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by the former “Gossip Girl” star.

BBC - Statement - Spokesperson

Here is the BBC’s full statement, from a spokesperson:

“These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ in the schedules. The independent production company making ‘White Gold’ has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations.”

Gossip - Girl - Alum - Westwick - Misconduct

“Gossip Girl” alum Westwick, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least two women, took to Twitter on Thursday to weigh in on the accusations, denying them and saying that he’s “cooperating with authorities” to set the record straight.

“It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and...
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